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2019/0005(NLE) EC/Russia agreement on cooperation in science and technology: renewal

Progress: Procedure completed, awaiting publication in Official Journal

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead ITRE EHLER Christian (icon: PPE PPE)
Committee Opinion AFET
Committee Opinion BUDG
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
TFEU 186-p2, TFEU 218-p6a

Events

2019/05/22
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament
2019/05/22
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2019/05/22
   CSL - Council Meeting
2019/04/17
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 527 votes to 26, with 55 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the renewal of the Agreement on cooperation in science and technology between the European Community and the Government of the Russian Federation.

The European Parliament has given its consent to the renewal of the agreement.

Documents
2019/04/05
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy adopted the report by Christian EHLER (EPP, DE ) on the draft Council decision on the renewal of the Agreement on cooperation in science and technology between the European Community and the Government of the Russian Federation.

The committee recommended that the European Parliament give its consent to the renewal of the Agreement.

As a reminder, the current Agreement expired on 20 February 2019. The renewed Agreement seeks to continue to facilitate cooperation with the Russian Federation in common science and technology priority areas leading to benefits for both Parties.

Documents
2019/04/03
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2019/04/02
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2019/04/02
   EP - EHLER Christian (PPE) appointed as rapporteur in ITRE
2019/04/01
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: renewal of the Agreement on cooperation between the European Community and Russia in the field of science and technology.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision

ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act.

BACKGROUND: the Agreement on cooperation in science and technology between the European Community and Russia was signed in Brussels on 16 November 2000 and entered into force on 10 May 2001.

The Agreement is renewable by common agreement between the parties for additional periods of five-years. The Agreement has been renewed three times, in 2004, 2009 and 2014, for an additional period of five years each time. The current Agreement expired on 20 February 2019.

Both parties confirmed their intention to renew the agreement for an additional period of five years without any amendments.

CONTENT: under the draft Council Decision, the renewal of the Agreement on cooperation in science and technology between the European Community and the Government of the Russian Federation for an additional period of five years would be approved on behalf of the European Union.

The substance of the renewed Agreement will be identical to that of the current Agreement as discussed and agreed with the Russian counterparts. It will not create new rights and obligations for the EU, but instead it will extend in time the legal regime already existing between the Parties in the field of science and technology cooperation.

The renewal of the Agreement fits within the EU's approach based on the five guiding principles to manage the EU’s current relations with Russia, agreed upon at the EU Foreign Affairs Council on 14 March 2016 and confirmed at the EU Foreign Affairs Council on 16 April 2018.

The Agreement provides a framework to enhance people-to-people contacts and science, technology and innovation cooperation in areas of EU strategic interest in the years to come, countering the trend of decreasing intensity of scientific collaboration between EU and Russian participants.

Documents
2019/01/18
   EC - Initial legislative proposal
2019/01/18
   EC - Initial legislative proposal published

Documents

Votes

A8-0188/2019 - Christian Ehler - procédure d'approbation 17/04/2019 17:22:01.000

2019/04/17 Outcome: +: 527, 0: 55, -: 26
DE FR ES IT GB RO BE AT SE HU NL PT CZ BG FI HR SK PL SI DK LT LU MT LV EE IE EL CY
Total
91
68
49
44
53
24
19
17
18
15
22
18
18
12
11
11
10
43
8
11
7
6
6
6
4
6
10
1
icon: PPE PPE
175

United Kingdom PPE

2

Denmark PPE

For (1)

1

Lithuania PPE

2

Luxembourg PPE

3

Estonia PPE

For (1)

1

Ireland PPE

3
icon: S&D S&D
154

Hungary S&D

2

Netherlands S&D

3

Czechia S&D

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1

Croatia S&D

2

Slovakia S&D

2

Slovenia S&D

For (1)

1

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1

Malta S&D

3

Latvia S&D

1

Estonia S&D

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1

Greece S&D

1
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57

Italy ALDE

For (1)

1

Romania ALDE

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1

Austria ALDE

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1

Portugal ALDE

1

Bulgaria ALDE

3

Croatia ALDE

2

Slovenia ALDE

For (1)

1

Denmark ALDE

2

Lithuania ALDE

1

Luxembourg ALDE

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1

Estonia ALDE

2

Ireland ALDE

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1
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1

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5

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Austria Verts/ALE

3

Sweden Verts/ALE

3

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1

Netherlands Verts/ALE

2

Finland Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Croatia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Slovenia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Denmark Verts/ALE

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1

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1

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1

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1
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3

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1

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1

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1

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Cyprus GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

1
icon: EFDD EFDD
28

Germany EFDD

For (1)

1

Czechia EFDD

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1
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32

Germany ENF

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1

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2

Belgium ENF

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1

Netherlands ENF

4

Poland ENF

2
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Italy ECR

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1

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1

Sweden ECR

2

Netherlands ECR

2

Czechia ECR

2

Bulgaria ECR

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1

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1

Croatia ECR

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Lithuania ECR

1
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13

Germany NI

Abstain (1)

1

France NI

2

Poland NI

Abstain (1)

2

A8-0188/2019 - Christian Ehler - procédure d'approbation

2019/04/17 Outcome: +: 527, 0: 55, -: 26
DE FR ES IT GB RO BE AT SE HU NL PT CZ BG FI HR SK PL SI DK LT LU MT LV EE IE EL CY
Total
91
68
47
44
53
24
19
17
17
15
22
18
18
12
11
11
10
43
8
11
7
6
6
6
4
6
10
1
icon: PPE PPE
175

United Kingdom PPE

2

Denmark PPE

For (1)

1

Lithuania PPE

2

Luxembourg PPE

3

Estonia PPE

For (1)

1

Ireland PPE

3
icon: S&D S&D
154

Hungary S&D

2

Netherlands S&D

3

Czechia S&D

For (1)

1

Croatia S&D

2

Slovakia S&D

2

Slovenia S&D

For (1)

1

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1

Malta S&D

3

Latvia S&D

1

Estonia S&D

For (1)

1

Greece S&D

1
icon: ALDE ALDE
56

Italy ALDE

For (1)

1

Romania ALDE

For (1)

1

Austria ALDE

For (1)

1

Portugal ALDE

1

Bulgaria ALDE

3

Croatia ALDE

2

Slovenia ALDE

For (1)

1

Denmark ALDE

2

Lithuania ALDE

1

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1

Estonia ALDE

2

Ireland ALDE

For (1)

1
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45

Italy Verts/ALE

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1

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

5

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Austria Verts/ALE

3

Sweden Verts/ALE

2

Hungary Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Netherlands Verts/ALE

2

Finland Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Croatia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Slovenia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Denmark Verts/ALE

Abstain (1)

1

Lithuania Verts/ALE

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1

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

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1

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1
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
43

Italy GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

3

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

1

Sweden GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Netherlands GUE/NGL

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1

Denmark GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Ireland GUE/NGL

2

Cyprus GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

1
icon: EFDD EFDD
28

Germany EFDD

For (1)

1

Czechia EFDD

Against (1)

1
icon: ENF ENF
32

Germany ENF

Against (1)

1

United Kingdom ENF

2

Belgium ENF

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4

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Italy ECR

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1

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icon: NI NI
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France NI

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2

History

(these mark the time of scraping, not the official date of the change)

committees/0
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Responsible Committee
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False
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Industry, Research and Energy
committee
ITRE
rapporteur
name: EHLER Christian date: 2019-04-02T00:00:00 group: European People's Party (Christian Democrats) abbr: PPE
committees/0
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EP
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Industry, Research and Energy
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ITRE
date
2019-04-02T00:00:00
rapporteur
name: EHLER Christian group: European People's Party (Christian Democrats) abbr: PPE
commission
  • body: EC dg: Research and Innovation commissioner: MOEDAS Carlos
committees
  • type: Responsible Committee body: EP associated: False committee_full: Industry, Research and Energy committee: ITRE date: 2019-04-02T00:00:00 rapporteur: name: EHLER Christian group: European People's Party (Christian Democrats) abbr: PPE
  • type: Committee Opinion body: EP associated: False committee_full: Foreign Affairs committee: AFET opinion: False
  • type: Committee Opinion body: EP associated: False committee_full: Budgets committee: BUDG opinion: False
council
  • body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Education, Youth, Culture and Sport meeting_id: 3693 url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=SMPL&ROWSPP=25&RESULTSET=1&NRROWS=500&DOC_LANCD=EN&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC&CONTENTS=3693*&MEET_DATE=22/05/2019 date: 2019-05-22T00:00:00
docs
  • date: 2019-01-18T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2019/0007/COM_COM(2019)0007_EN.pdf title: COM(2019)0007 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2019&nu_doc=0007 title: EUR-Lex type: Initial legislative proposal body: EC
events
  • date: 2019-01-18T00:00:00 type: Initial legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2019/0007/COM_COM(2019)0007_EN.pdf title: COM(2019)0007 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2019&nu_doc=0007 title: EUR-Lex
  • date: 2019-04-01T00:00:00 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=7683%2F19&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 07683/2019 summary: PURPOSE: renewal of the Agreement on cooperation between the European Community and Russia in the field of science and technology. PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act. BACKGROUND: the Agreement on cooperation in science and technology between the European Community and Russia was signed in Brussels on 16 November 2000 and entered into force on 10 May 2001. The Agreement is renewable by common agreement between the parties for additional periods of five-years. The Agreement has been renewed three times, in 2004, 2009 and 2014, for an additional period of five years each time. The current Agreement expired on 20 February 2019. Both parties confirmed their intention to renew the agreement for an additional period of five years without any amendments. CONTENT: under the draft Council Decision, the renewal of the Agreement on cooperation in science and technology between the European Community and the Government of the Russian Federation for an additional period of five years would be approved on behalf of the European Union. The substance of the renewed Agreement will be identical to that of the current Agreement as discussed and agreed with the Russian counterparts. It will not create new rights and obligations for the EU, but instead it will extend in time the legal regime already existing between the Parties in the field of science and technology cooperation. The renewal of the Agreement fits within the EU's approach based on the five guiding principles to manage the EU’s current relations with Russia, agreed upon at the EU Foreign Affairs Council on 14 March 2016 and confirmed at the EU Foreign Affairs Council on 16 April 2018. The Agreement provides a framework to enhance people-to-people contacts and science, technology and innovation cooperation in areas of EU strategic interest in the years to come, countering the trend of decreasing intensity of scientific collaboration between EU and Russian participants.
  • date: 2019-04-02T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2019-04-03T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2019-04-05T00:00:00 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A8-2019-0188&language=EN title: A8-0188/2019 summary: The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy adopted the report by Christian EHLER (EPP, DE ) on the draft Council decision on the renewal of the Agreement on cooperation in science and technology between the European Community and the Government of the Russian Federation. The committee recommended that the European Parliament give its consent to the renewal of the Agreement. As a reminder, the current Agreement expired on 20 February 2019. The renewed Agreement seeks to continue to facilitate cooperation with the Russian Federation in common science and technology priority areas leading to benefits for both Parties.
  • date: 2019-04-17T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P8-TA-2019-0413 title: T8-0413/2019 summary: The European Parliament adopted by 527 votes to 26, with 55 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the renewal of the Agreement on cooperation in science and technology between the European Community and the Government of the Russian Federation. The European Parliament has given its consent to the renewal of the agreement.
  • date: 2019-05-22T00:00:00 type: Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament body: EP/CSL
  • date: 2019-05-22T00:00:00 type: End of procedure in Parliament body: EP
procedure
reference
2019/0005(NLE)
title
EC/Russia agreement on cooperation in science and technology: renewal
subject
geographical_area
Russian Federation
type
NLE - Non-legislative enactments
subtype
legal_basis
Modified legal basis
Rules of Procedure EP 159
stage_reached
Procedure completed, awaiting publication in Official Journal
dossier_of_the_committee
ITRE/8/15394